Chance Encounters: True Stories of Unforeseen Meetings, with Unanticipated Results

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Popular columnist A. C. Greene grew up in a small town in Texas-a place where no one would have expected he might encounter some very important people-but he tells of his unexpected meetings with famous and powerful figures as a young boy in Texas, and then later as a newspaper reporter in larger cities. He recalls these unexpected encounters with such famous people as Roy Rogers, Larry McMurtry, George H. W. Bush, George W. and Laura Bush, T. S. Eliot, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, and Van Cliburn, to name a ...

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Popular columnist A. C. Greene grew up in a small town in Texas-a place where no one would have expected he might encounter some very important people-but he tells of his unexpected meetings with famous and powerful figures as a young boy in Texas, and then later as a newspaper reporter in larger cities. He recalls these unexpected encounters with such famous people as Roy Rogers, Larry McMurtry, George H. W. Bush, George W. and Laura Bush, T. S. Eliot, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, and Van Cliburn, to name a few.

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East Texas Historical Association
"The best part of this [book] is realizing (again) how great a master wordsmith A.C. was."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970998798
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A. C. Greene is a popular columnist with the Dallas Morning News, a recipient of the Chautauqua Award for lifetime achievement in preserving history, a fellow in the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas State Historical Association, and the author of many books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chance Encounters in the 1930s-1940s
Swinging the Texas Vote 15
The Opera Singer in the Red Dress 16
The Army Comes to Abilene 19
Backstage Character: Me 21
Roy Rogers and a Snap of a Trigger 25
A Bit of Foreign Duty 28
Chance Encounters: Presidents I have Known (Sort of)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 41
A Brash Youth: A Presidential Story, But Not Mine 46
A Presidential Concert 50
Lyndon Johnson's Long Memory 52
Having a Drink With an Actor 57
Why George Bush (The First) Owes Me a Case of Beer 59
Chance Encounters in the 1950s
He Went a Long Way From St. Louis 69
Gabriel Blows at Midnight 74
You're Hearing--George Shearing 77
The Judge Holds Court 80
A Tall Texan's Tale 85
Robbity Bob's Last Concert 88
An Attempt to Kill Segovia 93
An Incidental Academic Introduction 96
Bidding Time With Goren 99
The Richest Woman in America 105
A Tale of a Portable Piano 109
Nights with the Boston Pops 111
A Few Nays Now and Then
Rise Steven's Angry Army 114
The Belt: Below and Above 115
A Fitting Role Doesn't Fit 116
The Alamo Without Me 118
A Starlit Honeymoon 119
A Rowdy Children's Concert 123
A Rookie at Bat 126
It Happened One Night 129
Chance Encounters in the 1960s
My Unrecorded Newsroom Duet 135
The Cotton Bowl Governor or A Tux for Danny 137
Stanley in Dallasville 139
A Potpourri of Brief Encounters
Joan Didion and the Little Man Who Wasn't There 142
Not at Home on the Range 144
Peppering Things Up 146
The Case of the Phantom Keyboard 148
Like Mother Like Son 149
Selling the Deed to Dallas 151
A Poet's Poetry 153
A Song and Destiny 155
Chance Encounters During the Turbulent Dallas Days
"Get Us Out!" Gets Me a Political Friend 163
Hunting for H. L. Hunt 164
With Adlai, Gladly 168
Dallas Disgrace, editorial 173
"Call After Five" 174
A Free Meal at the Carousel Club 177
The Midnight General 181
Chance Encounters in Love and Fate Along the Way
The Reporter Steals A Wife 189
A Maine Question, A Texas Answer 194
The Steam-Piano Player 197
Index 207
Photo Credits 215
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